Frontenac OPP report influx of collisions, two impaired driving arrests

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Over the past week, the Frontenac County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 25 motor vehicle collisions in the area, and two individuals are facing impaired driving charges.

Just before 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, Frontenac OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Hwy 7, in Central Frontenac Township. 

According to a release from the OPP, the vehicle was located, and as a result of the investigation a 29-year-old from the City of Hamilton was charged with:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit,
  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sharbot Lake in January 2023. Their vehicle was impounded for seven days, and their driver’s licence was suspended for ninety days.

The second incident occurred just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, when Frontenac OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 401 near Highway 15 in Kingston. According to the OPP, the female driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. 

As a result of the investigation a 24-year-old from South Frontenac Township was charged with:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while Impaired – alcohol and drugs,
  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit.

This accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston in January 2023. Their vehicle was impounded for seven days, and their driver’s licence was suspended for ninety days.  

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